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Glorious Organics
Contact: Susan Davidson
Address: 1374 256th Street Aldergrove, BC, V4W 2J4
Email Address: info@gloriousorganics.com
Phone: 604-857-1400
About Us
Glorious Organics is a workers co-op that was originally incorporated as a limited company in 1986. In the same year we were co-founding members of the B. C. Association for Regenerative Agriculture (BCARA) and helped articulate some of the province’s first organic certification standards. We are Certified Organic by BCARA, Grower No. 90-004

The land where we have been living and farming for forty years is in the unceded territory of the Kwantlen First Nation. We farm about 7 of the 20 acres currently “owned” by Fraser Common Farm Co-op. Although it is classified marginal on the Canadian agricultural land assessment scale, we believe it is critical to learn how to grow local food under less than ideal conditions, because we are constantly losing access to prime farmland through development and escalating real estate prices.

Our thirty plus years of experience show that only field grown greens, challenged by the stress and diversity of outdoor conditions, develop the full character, robust flavour and long shelf life that characterize our signature pre-cut mixes. In addition we grow vegetables and herbs, planting and assessing a great number of varieties to find those which will survive climate chaos, and perform best under our diverse conditions. We grow and breed an increasing amount of our own seed and are a co-founding member of the B. C. Eco Seed Co-op.

Our goal as part of the "local hero" food movement is to serve discerning restaurants, plus we are at the Trout Lake (East Van), Kitsilano and White Rock Farmers Markets under the Organic Farm Connection awning, and have a Community Shared Agriculture weekly box program.
Practices
As Certified Organic growers, we add a lot of compost to replace nutrients lost through leaching and crop harvests and to increase organic matter to better retain moisture. We also plant green manure cover crops to replenish nutrients and organic matter and limit winter leaching, erosion, and compaction. Our seven poly houses are used to start bedding plants, extend the shoulder seasons, keep the edible flower petals dry and protect overwintering perennial herbs.